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Shirreff Hall Weddings

Classic surroundings. Contemporary services.

Steps from Halifax's Northwest Arm and steeped in history, Shirreff Hall is Dalhousie's most iconic residence building and our signature wedding venue. From May through August, we offer wedding guests a truly historic, yet modern, experience. This unique venue, paired with Dalhousie Food Services' spectacular culinary offerings, provides a one-of-a-kind option in the city.

Our inclusive wedding package

Not only is our venue truly unique, but so is our wedding package. Dalhousie University is pleased to provide the following at Shirreff Hall:

Main Hall

A grand, accessible and temperature-controlled space that can hold up to 240 guests, with a variety of possible layouts.

Victorian Lounge

An intimate venue perfect for a small ceremony or a pre-reception.  

Shirreff Hall Grounds

Picture-perfect manicured grounds provide a beautiful background for your photos.

Outdoor Patio

A lovely outdoor space, perfect for wedding photographs or a pre-reception.


A one-of-a-kind room that can hold a small reception or act as a bridal suite.

Audio visual

Included in our wedding package is a large drop-down screen, PA system with an eight-channel mixer, amplifiers and speakers.  

Our wedding package also includes coat racks, all linens for reception tables (in black or white), and special on-campus accommodation rates in our traditional and new suite-style residences. This package is available from May through August every year.

Not interested in Shirreff Hall? No problem - we have many other unique spaces to choose from on campus.

Contact us

When you choose Dalhousie as your wedding venue, not only do you get great value, but our dedicated industry professionals will also be at your service. Contact us today to learn more about Shirreff Hall's historic charm and other Dalhousie venues.